Thursday, January 21 • 4:30 am
Ireland’s legendary warriors
In the turmoil of the English, Scottish and Irish wars of the Middle Ages, a warrior caste with a fearsome reputation and strict rituals emerged: the Galloglass. For centuries they have been loyal mercenary clans in the service of Gaelic-Irish and Anglo-Irish provincial kings. But little is known about them. The archaeologist Tim Sutherland tries to get to the bottom of the legend of these intrepid fighters.